Who We Are

A team driven towards innovation and connection

Our team is made up of a focused, intentional, and collaborative group of consultants.

We are uniquely positioned to carry out a CEO’s thought leadership vision with our unparalleled client knowledge learned from the relationships and connections we have developed over the years.

Our team is highly specialized.

Our team’s diverse experience spans international borders at network agencies, multinational corporations, government institutions, and includes work with some of the largest global brands. Each one of our team members is highly specialized in their fields, giving our clients the best value for their collaboration.

Our agile structure allows us to operate as an extension of our client’s teams.

We understand that the needs of each thought leader and corporation are unique, which is why we ensure that our client service structure is specially customized and fits seamlessly into current methods and processes.

A message from our founder

There is a story behind every team – ours is the story of each of our clients.

I founded the KA Consulting Group in 2018 to fit a need in the market for curating thought leadership content on behalf of industry leaders.

Led by the insights of CEOs and top executives, our team of experts harvests content ideas and concepts to ensure our clients have a presence and authentic voice on various digital media platforms.

We do the heavy lifting to maintain online presence and engagement and understand the time pressures of our clients’ demanding schedules.

We are incredibly proud of our recognitions and accomplishments, including being awarded as a Top 30 B2B Marketing Agency in 2021 and a Top 6 Personal Branding Expert to Watch in 2022.

From the team behind “the office of the CEO

Kimberly Afonso

Meet the Team

Kimberly Afonso
CEO & Founder

As a personal brand expert and digital marketing agency CEO, I pull my unparalleled client knowledge and expertise from having worked with C-Suite executives across multiple industries. I have been recognized as one of the Top 6 Personal Branding Experts to Follow in 2022. I am originally from Pennsylvania and currently live in Milan, Italy (with frequent travel throughout the year), have lived in 5 countries, speak 5 languages, and love to practice yoga and try new cuisines.

Manar Awawdeh
Director of Marketing and Client Relations

With 8 years of professional experience working with global brands in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, I find that my global exposure has shaped my mindset and led to my ease of adaptability in any work environment. Helping companies and industry leaders grow and execute their business strategies is what I love to do. Problem-solving and exploring solutions are my fuel to continue evolving and learning. I find my perfect balance in working out at the gym, refining my French on DuoLingo, traveling, and being a food connoisseur.

Angel Gallo
Art Director

I consider myself as an art and tech geek. I have a degree in Engineering but decided to pursue my passion for the creative industry. I’ve lived in more than 5 countries around the world and worked for top companies like LaLiga, The Adecco Group, Mercedes-Benz, CBRE, and P.A.N. as a graphic designer.

Taylor Reid

I pride myself on being a digital nomad with the ability to creatively cater content to a wide range of clients across industries. My professional career started as a broadcast journalist for an NBC affiliate and has since transformed – along with my skill set – into an innovative multimedia environment. From Thomson Reuters marketing team in London to freelance media positions in Ghana and beyond, I am a traveler, creator, and global go-getter.

Nick Kipley

As a reporter, I’ve covered politics, crime, wildfires, civil and criminal litigation, Colombian politics, and the startup ecosystems of Latin America. My work has run in translation in Spanish versions of Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine and English in The Bogota Post, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Horasis think-tank in Zurich, and a few others. I’ve also worked for PR and Advertising agencies that specialized in startups to elevate their media profile for investors. I hold a Master of Arts in English Literature from Queen Mary University of London and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. I’ve been to the Northernmost point in Europe and the Southernmost point in Africa, and I once traveled 400 miles by cargo ship up the Amazon for $38.

Defne Celebioglu
Account Manager

I’m a passionate and curious marketing professional with international experience in a variety of industries, in startups, agencies and retail firms alike. I’m proficient in digital marketing, branding and content strategy. I have worked both in the US and in my home country of Turkey. I appreciate being able to work internationally, with people from various cultures. My desire for personal and professional growth fuels my interest in catching up on the latest marketing and digital trends and learning new languages.

Sheryl Lynn Santos
Executive Assistant

I am a well-rounded professional who has worked for US-based companies in various roles as an administrative officer, lead generation specialist, social media management, and marketing positions. I am passionate about helping companies and leaders grow their businesses through innovative digital marketing tools.

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